Changing Lives. Changing the World.


Embracing the example of Jesus, we welcome you here with hearts that know no boundaries of age, race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, ability, or economic circumstance.

Join us as we worship together, study and grow together and share God’s love serving in the local, national and global community.

Worship With Us

Worship in the Sanctuary
8:15 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary
Summer Worship – Memorial Day to Labor Day – 8:30 and 10:00 a.m.

Worship in the Christian Life Center
9:30 a.m. in the Christian Life Center (Starting September 8, 2019)
Summer Worship – Memorial Day to Labor Day – 10:00 a.m.

Berkley First
10:00 a.m. in Berkley 

Crop Walk

September 22

For 50 years, average Americans have come together to fight hunger in exceptional ways through the CROP Hunger Walk. Participate in Birmingham First’s 38th crop walk to help eliminate hunger.

Men's Retreat 2019

September 27 & 28

Our Men’s Retreat will be at Colombiere Retreat and Conference Center.  Our featured speaker, Rev. Mike Slaughter,  is pastor emeritus and global church ambassador for Ginghamsburg Church. Registration is available online and in the church office. 

Fall Rummage Sale

October 13-18

Donate, Shop and Volunteer at our fall rummage sale!


FORWARD is the name of the planning process through which we are discerning the God desired future for our life together. The FORWARD planning process was initiated by Compass in the winter of 2017. The FORWARD planning team was recruited by Compass in the spring of 2017 and given the task of discerning God’s future for Birmingham First and Berkley First.

Recent News

Hands 4 Detroit Food Drive

Hands 4 Detroit Food Drive Who has the most spirit? The Hunger Ministry is once again sponsoring a...
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Fall Cleaning = Rummage Sale Donations

Fall Cleaning = Rummage Sale Donations Fall is an excellent time to clean closets and start your donation...
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45C 4th & 5th Grade – Food Sorting for Hands4Detroit

45C children, parent volunteers, and families are invited to participate in our 45C Love in Action mission. We...
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Family Fun Day

All families and 45C children (4th & 5th Grade) are invited to join us for Harvest Moon Hayrides....
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Rummage is Mission on Many Levels

It is well known that our United Methodist Women group donates Rummage Sale proceeds to help others. In...
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CROP Walk – Support or Participate

The Birmingham/Bloomfield CROP Walk is Sunday, September 22. 50 years of walking. 50 years of ending hunger together....
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Serve with Us

Service and Missions Opportunities

Our Missions Ministry equips disciples of Christ to share God’s love through gifts and service, creating hope and sustainable opportunities for those in need.

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First Kids Preschool encourages learning through play in a caring Christian environment.

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Missions and Service

We invite you to explore the Missions and Service section of our website to find ways that you might like to be involved.

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Upcoming Events

View our calendar of special events. 

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Upcoming Events

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Steeple Notes - Newsletter

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Programs & Classes For All Ages

We offer programs, classes and bible studies for all ages from preschool to adults.

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Singers, ringers, instrumentalists, and listeners — young, old, and in between —  all have a place in the music ministry.

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Your giving is an act of worship and makes possible the ministries of Birmingham First. Thank you for your faithfulness and may God bless you.

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Caring Support

From prayer, support and care in times of need to praise and celebration of events and answered prayers, Caring Ministries is here.

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